When I was younger, I worked as a professional model and an actress for 10 years. I hang out with professional athletes and other celebrities. My weekends included traveling to London, Paris and other exclusive places. I lived a life which seemed, looking from the outside, perfect. My celebrity friends and I thought this is it; we've arrived. Yet, we all felt a void inside. We were too busy to go to church, read the Bible or even pray.
In the year 1996, due to an auto accident, I had to stay in bed for six weeks. My former pastor used to say, "God puts us on our back so we can look up." That is exactly what happened. The six weeks I was at home recovering, gave me a chance to evaluate my life. It made me realize that though temporal and secular things are what everyone is thriving for, material gains don't bring fulfillment to our lives. True joy can only be found in having a relationship with God.
The theme for my birthday this year was Black + Red = White.
- Black represents my sins
- Red represents the blood of Jesus that washed ALL my sins away
- White represents the new me that God sees when He looks at me
Matthew 16:26 "What will it profit a man if he gains the whole world, yet forfeits his soul?"